"[Our expert] did an excellent job of engaging my children. My daughter loved the calligraphy and my sons sought him out while we walked from one place to the next and asked questions.”
Kyoto for Kids - Walking with Warriors
Inside the Rock Gardens
Marc is a modern-day Renaissance man. His approach to Japanese history, culture and society is multidisciplinary and innovative. His knowledge spans far and wide, from science to the arts, from history to psychology, and from martial arts to tea ceremony; he received multiple advanced degrees and certificates (including a Ph.D.). Originally from France, Marc has been living in Japan for more than two decades. Before settling in Kyoto with his family, he lived all around the archipelago, in the countryside as well as in large cities, for more than a decade; a rich experience providing him with an extensive knowledge of the country. During his free time, Marc enjoys hiking, climbing, and kayaking, while exploring Japan’s wilderness.
Kana holds a BA in English from Doshisha University, Kyoto, and another BA in Japanese Classical and Traditional Arts from Kyoto University of Arts and Design. She is also qualified as a tea master from Urasenke school of tea ceremony and is an experienced government-licensed guide. Kana has been studying and working in Kyoto since 2000. During her leisure time, she loves playing the shamisen, and she also performs Kyogen (Japanese 650-year-old UNESCO heritage theater). The Zen Buddhist philosophy, “live in the moment”, has been always the core tenet of her life.
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